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    August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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    AWOL - quickfingers - 48 Hour Competition Entry

    I decided to do this last minute so kept it kind of secret. Didn't tweet or update, just got my head down and made it!

    The story goes something like this :
    You are a convict in an off world prison facility. A moment to escape rears its head, and you take it. Grabbing the nearby vehicle carelessly left unattended at the gate you make a run for it. Get as far away as you can from the prison before your inevitble capture.

    Tools used :
    Unity 3.4 Pro
    VS 2010
    Modo501
    Cubase 4

    Libraries used :
    iTween
    JCar

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    Ratings

    Graphics4.67
    #4Fun4.09
    #4Overall4.16
    #8Audio4.09
    #47Community3.42
    #75Theme3.60
    #115Coolness5%
    #157Innovation3.15
    #168Humor2.18

    Comments

    adamatomic says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:08am

    fantastic presentation man, good job :)

    madflame991 says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:46am

    2710 meters

    JoeCool says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:57am

    very good work. I am impressed. Its fun to play and looks awesome!

    Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:47am

    Nice work. Especially with the minimalist graphics.

    wonderwhy-er says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:36pm

    Wah, nice graphics man, and sounds. And game is somewhat fun. Great work.

    Matt Rix says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 5:25pm

    Great game, really fun, and it looks great too. Once you play it for a while you really start to get the flow and it actually has a lot of depth. There's nothing more satisfying than flying into the air, turning into a tank, shooting down an enemy plane, and then turning back into a plane... except for when you do it while doing a backflip, hah :)

    My highest score is 5900, but I bet I could pass 6000 or 7000 if I played a little bit more.

    mpc174 says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:00pm

    Beautiful, and it has great music as well. Most of all, it was fun!

    KavuDX says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:01pm

    WOW. I can't believe you made this in 48 hours all by yourself.
    This one is TRULY great, I would play it on kong thinking it was just another great flash/unity game.

    My only complains would be the lazors beam being the same color as the background sometimes, which makes it hard to notice who's shotting at who.

    Also, I didn't see any heavy purpose or incentive on using the jet engine.

    beeci says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:35am

    Awesome feeling, beautiful graphics!

    Kinta says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:50am

    Great graphics, nice gameplay, good sound, overall a very good game. :)

    MaskedPixel says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:44am

    Very nice. This game is gorgeous, fun and plays well.

    mes says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:45am

    very nice. looks cool and it's even fun to play.

    Arron Fowler says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:47pm

    Looks great, plays great, is great.

    bmfs says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 3:59pm

    Looks plain awesome!

    HybridMind says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:16pm

    Very very awesome! Love the atmosphere and physics. The game is just quite fun to play. One of my favorite moments is transforming into flight mode and soaring over tanks only to drop down onto them and the running men once you fuel runs out. Great job!

    Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:34pm

    I love how getting flipped upside down dosen't break the flow, as you can just turn into a jet and keep on going. Slick.

    mlb says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:44pm

    Nice looking game. Only bummer was that my tank flipped over on almost every soldier I ran over, which took out way too much speed out of the game :(

    RichMakeGame says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:19pm

    this game is awesome, particularly 'fly mode' which I almost missed! my only crit would be to add the velocity of the vehicle onto the bullet, cos if you get really fast you can almost outrun your own bullets! anyway, one of my favourites so far!

    Gornova says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:01pm

    Presentation is great but I have some problems in control my tank/hovercraft :(

    Winterblood says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:49pm

    Wonderful. Great atmosphere, music, animation, art and balancing. I really can't fault it!

    triplefox says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 12:45am

    I was confused by the control scheme the first time I played(managed to skip the instructions by accident and expected left/right to be "accelerate"). The second time I "got it" although it ran sluggishly for me on this laptop.

    Very nice looking game.

    Shigor says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 6:53am

    Excellent video and audio, quite funny game

    bach says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 9:20am

    Fantastic little game. Love the atmosphere!! Controls are a little hard at times but overall top game.

    wonderwhy-er says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 9:31am

    Wow, best game I played so far, fantastic graphic, cool sounds, fun game play. Good work man.

    Rudy says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:22pm

    Looks great, but gets repetitive quick. I love the high speed driving/flying, but wonky physics and short sight range somewhat spoil that.

    makc says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 5:37pm

    awww, only 1964 meters :(

    Wirtualnosc says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 8:11pm

    I love it. It's the best game I played so far. Good work! :)

    johnfn says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 6:07am

    Sooooooo pretty. I'm so impressed by your graphical abilities, especially in 48 hours.

    Vlad says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 10:37am

    Cool game, awesome graphics and sound but the controls are pretty annoying. Every time I fell upside down I was stuck and every time I was entering the fly mode it automatically switched back after a couple seconds so I couldn't fly D: maybe I got something wrong...

    Vlad says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 10:49am

    Now I found out that there is a fuel and now it makes a lots of difference. The tank/plane idea is very coll and very fun but still too bad you can't shot forward because you're gonna hit your self. Overall one of the top games no doubt.

    jazeker says ...
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 7:38pm

    I love this game, great grafics and pretty adictive. well done!

    SusanTheCat says ...
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 4:12am

    My son is addicted to this game.

    Tom 7 says ...
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 6:17pm

    Really nice graphics and atmosphere! The first time I played I got upturned right away and it was very hard to recover from that. Second time I made it 3km. I would have liked it if there was some kind of end in sight other than losing all my health (a lot of injuries seemed random and hard to avoid), but a real polished game otherwise...

    dogbomb says ...
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 1:54pm

    Great fun and excellent presentation. For some reason I really struggled with the fly mode though. Either my head is just not working, or it really wasn't taking off for me. It'd be nice if the craft lifted automatically from the ground a few CM to give the user the air-control... I was just dragging my sorry-ass along the ground.

    Nice idea though. Reminded me a little of Spycatcher, with the vehicle changing... maybe add water/boats next? :D

    refrag says ...
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 8:45pm

    Definitely the funnest LD21 game I've played so far.

    tcstyle says ...
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 7:31pm

    Impressive game. I like the overall look. But what is the raising fuel supposed to mean?
    In my first play I got stuck on top of an enemy tank which I couldn't should but was shooting my bottom side.

    pekuja says ...
    Sep 3, 2011 @ 7:10pm

    Fantastic game. I got up to 6109 meters. I really love the plane/car switch mechanic, especially because I found it to have multiple uses: stabilizing your vehicle, flying above groups of enemies, helps in maintaining your momentum.

    The one major criticism that I do have is that you should really add autofire to the gun. It's just not that fun to have to keep hammering the button, and it's probably not good for your mouse either. :P

    I think this game could get really interesting if you added more enemy types and maybe boss fights and stuff. The mechanics could support a larger game.

    uuav says ...
    Sep 4, 2011 @ 11:10am

    wow great game, I like the mood those great graphics provide!

    Shadow says ...
    Sep 4, 2011 @ 2:39pm

    Love the mood. A few minor physics problems though(I still don't know how come a dude was standing high in mid air firing his gun at me but...). A great entry indeed. Love it.

    dudekazoo says ...
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 1:24pm

    Loved the game. Great atmosphere and music. First try I made 1000 meters. Second try I figured out how the jet works and made it over 20,000. :) The dichotomy between the tank and jet forms works phenomenally.

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